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Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Edited by: Yeqiao Wang

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138333918
eBook ISBN: 9780429445651
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Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE-awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all well-being on the planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems of land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing and geospatial data with field-based measurements in the study of natural resources.

Volume 1, Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity, provides fundamental information on terrestrial ecosystems, approaches to monitoring, and impacts of climate change on natural vegetation and forests. New to this edition are discussions on biodiversity conservation, gross and net primary production, soil microbiology, land surface phenology, and decision support systems. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through many case studies from around the world.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is an essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, earth system science, and ecology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Assessment of Community-Based Activities to Reduce Human–Elephant Conflict in Nepal Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Biodiversity: Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Biodiversity: Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Biodiversity: Conservation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Biodiversity: Habitat Suitability Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Biodiversity: Tropical Agroforestry Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Biodiversity: Values Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Biomes Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Decision-Making and Monitoring Strategies in Natural Resource Management and Conservation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Diversity: Species Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Exotic and Invasive Species Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Keystone and Indicator Species Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Population Genetics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Prioritizing Conservation Sites for Biodiversity Protection in Uganda Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Weeds: Seed Banks and Seed Dormancy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Community Forestry: Sustainability and Equity Issues Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ecosystem Services: Evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Ecosystem Services: Land Systems Approach Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Ecosystem Services: Pollinators and Pollination Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Ecosystems: Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ecosystems: Forest Nutrient Cycling Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Ecosystems: Functions and Services Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Ecosystems: Soil Animal Functioning Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ecotone Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Environmental Goods and Services Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Forests Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Forests Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Savannas and Grasslands Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Crops and the Atmosphere Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Desertification Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Ecological and Evolutionary Processes Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Land Plants Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Leaves Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Net Ecosystem Production (NEP) Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Nitrogen Deposition and Deyeuxia angustifolia Encroachment in Alpine Tundra Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Nitrogen Fixation Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Ozone Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Global Plant Breeding Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Altitudinal Belts Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Biodegradation and Bioremediation Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Decision Support Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Estimation of Net Primary Production and Its Spatial and Temporal Variations in Northeast China Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Optical Properties of Reflected Light from Leaves Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Remote Sensing of CO Emissions from Wildfires Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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